The decider and final match of the three-match Test series between India and South Africa is being played at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. The third test match has reached a very exciting stage. On the third day of the Test match, wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has scored a brilliant half-century. At the same time, thanks to an unbeaten 72-run partnership between captain Virat Kohli and Pant, India made 130 runs for four wickets in 43 overs till lunch despite a poor start. With this, India now have a lead of 143 runs.
Former South Africa captain AB de Villiers is also very keen about this series. He has made many tweets regarding the India-South Africa Test series from his social media account. Meanwhile, he has also made a tweet regarding the third test match. In which he has called the third match of the series a great climax.
AB de Villiers tweeted and wrote, “Great climax of a great series! It’s great to watch the series. Kohli will be important.
Earlier, de Villiers had praised Keegan Pietersen, who scored a half-century in the first innings. He tweeted, “I am so excited to see his patience, skill and technique against the best attack in the world.”
The long and the short is Keegan Petersen CAN play! I’m very excited with the composition, skill and technique. I’ve seen against one of the best attacks in the world.
— AB de Villiers (@ABdeVilliers17) January 12, 2022
India started playing today ahead of yesterday’s score of 57 for two, but things did not go according to India’s plan and they lost two big wickets in the very beginning. The South African bowlers cheaply dealt Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, both the experienced batsmen, within just one run. India’s fourth wicket fell in the form of Pujara on the score of 57 and Rahane on the score of 58. Pujara got nine off 33 balls with the help of two fours, while Rahane was dismissed after scoring one run in nine balls.
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Young fast bowler Marco Yanson made Pujara his victim on the second ball of the day. Pujara was caught by Keegan Pietersen at leg-slip. In the very next over, Rabada walked Rahane. The ball hit his glove and went towards wicketkeeper Kyle Verne, but then the ball touched Verene’s glf and went into the hands of captain Dean Elgar standing at first slip and he did not miss the opportunity.
After this, however, captain Virat Kohli took over the innings along with Rishabh Pant. Both the batsmen not only stabilized the innings but also put pressure on the opposition bowlers by playing good shots. For the fifth wicket between the two batsmen, there was an important partnership of 72 runs in 144 balls. While Pant scored 51 runs off 60 balls with the help of four fours and a six, his eighth Test century and the first half-century against South Africa, skipper Kohli scored 28 runs off 127 balls with the help of four fours.